Only lately has Ahmir Thompson or otherwise known as The Roots bandleader Questlove come to my attention. Forming The Roots in 1987 and delivering their first album “Organix!” six years later. It’s now 2012 and with comfortably setting themselves up as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has some of the members personalties started to shine through. Not just some hip hop drummer, we discover after many interviews and research Ahmir is a massive record collector. The knowledge of music that sits inside his mind is an amount I could only wish to obtain.


  • He has over 60,000 records.
  • He built a special library to hold all of his records.
  • He has spent $3000 – 4000 a month on records since 1993

Please if you have the time here are some links to some interviews through larger established sites.


Video Footage of Questlove’s Record Collection. Impressive Stuff.


The Roots – Don’t Feel Right.


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